Dangerous Diet Supplements
The amount of diet supplements consumed has risen every year. While some people believe that these supplements can improve their health other consumer groups and medical professionals have warned that some weight loss supplements are dangerous.
There are thousands of different weight loss supplements; many of them are herbal products. Some of these have been used for hundreds of years and are considered safe. However, when the active substances are extracted in pure form and consumed over a long period they can be dangerous to some people.
The quality of the weight loss supplement is an important factor. Contaminations, such as heavy metal, drugs or toxic substances can all make a safe supplement dangerous.
To safeguard the quality and safety of weight loss supplements good manufacturing practice is essential. Thorough tests of all aspects of production can reduce the chance of variations in strength, purity and quality of finished products.
Although most weight loss supplements are safe, it is advised that before taking them you thoroughly educate yourself on what the supplement actually does and how it does it.
You should never consume more than the recommended dose unless supervised by a health car professional. Also if you are pregnant, breast feeding or suffering from an existing health condition you should take extra precaution and consult with your doctor.